I’ll tell ya why because I love doing virtual races! They are my perfered go to, not only because i can do them on my time (between the specified days), you turn in your actual time after you race to receive your bling (medal), there isn’t a crowd of people like the regular races (i have really bad anxiety and big crowds make me super nervous!).
As with any race you can go it alone or you can bring a friend to join you. I like to stick to the 5k or 10k virtual races and do my half marathons in person. Running 13.1 miles is really challenging to go at it alone. You don’t need so much stuff on a 5k or 10k like you do on a half marathon. If your planning a half marathon for the first time check out my half marathon must haves and be equipped with everything you need for your up coming journey!
There are a lot of runners out there who think virtual races aren’t true medals and they are a rip off, some say its just buying medals. I don’t understand the logic behind that because your required to turn in your time after you complete your race.
I love running them because i can do it either during the week or knock them out on the weekend. However you decide to do it – it makes you feel good and your doing it for a great cause.
St. Jude End Childhood Cancer
Races For Awareness
If your a runner or even a walker these would be great for you and they help great causes. I wasn’t compensated in anyway for this post, i just think awareness needs to be raised both about the charities and to know its ok and fun to participate in virtual races.